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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Lugu in Taiwan

Earthquake location 23.6574S, 120.6791WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Lugu in Taiwan on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.6791 East, latitude 23.6574 North, depth = 15.09 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:22:53 / 8:22 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 11/11/17 / 2017-11-11 12:22:53 / November 11, 2017 @ 12:22 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000blzs. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000blzs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15.09 km (9 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hualian, Tainan, Yujing. Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 54 km (34 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km SW of Lugu, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.6791° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.6574° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km SW of Lugu, Taiwan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-11 12:22:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-11 12:41:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 371 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.283 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000blzs Id of event.
Event Code 2000blzs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000blzs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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